BEST MOVIES ABOUT GREEK HISTORY-MYTHOLOGYby nickthedutch | created - 25 Jul 2013 | updated - 09 Jun 2018 | Public
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4. The Odyssey (1997)
PG-13 | 176 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return, and ... See full summary »
5. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Drama, History
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
Votes: 456,493 | Gross: $133.38M
7. Alexander (2004)
R | 175 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Alexander (Colin Farrell), the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
Votes: 155,437 | Gross: $34.30M
8. Zorba the Greek (1964)
Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama
An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of business, finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
9. Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988 TV Movie)
Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Biography of the life of Aristotle Onassis, a Greek who rose to become one of the world's most wealthiest men, detailing his rise to power and unhappy marriages.
11. Jason and the Argonauts (2000– )
180 min | Adventure, Fantasy
One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient ... See full summary »
12. Clash of the Titans (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.
Votes: 258,393 | Gross: $163.21M
13. Wrath of the Titans (2012)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.
Votes: 173,614 | Gross: $83.67M
14. Immortals (2011)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Theseus (Henry Cavill) is a mortal man chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Votes: 153,875 | Gross: $83.50M
15. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
Votes: 42,370 | Gross: $28.90M
16. Phaedra (1962)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
The powerful Greek ship-owner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos' greatest competitor, is a ... See full summary »
17. Iphigenia (1977)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama
To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off.
18. Electra (I) (1962)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.
19. Antigone (1961)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
Antigone defies her uncle's decree that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife; however, her actions have tragic consequences.
20. Medea (1969)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy
After his quest to retrieve the fabled Golden Fleece, Jason returns to Greece with the powerful sorceress, Medea. However, when the king banishes her, it's only human that Medea plots her furious revenge. Can they escape her wrath?
21. Medea (1988 TV Movie)
76 min | Drama
Medea is in Corinth with Jason and their two young sons. King Kreon wants to reward Jason for his exploits: he gives the hand of his daughter, Glauce, to Jason as well as the promise of the... See full summary »
Votes: 2,886 | Gross: $0.02M
22. A Touch of Spice (2003)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »
23. The Travelling Players (1975)
230 min | Drama, History, Music
Greece, 1939-1952: Fascist, Nazi, and Communist conflict, as seen through the eyes of a family of travelling provincial players.
24. Rembetiko (1983)
110 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.
26. The Man with the Carnation (1980)
125 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A ... See full summary »
27. Petrina hronia (1985)
142 min | Drama, History, Romance
The true story of a young couple (Babis and Eleni) fighting for love and freedom. An odyssey in and out of prisons during the dark period between the Greek civil war until the end of ... See full summary »
28. 1922 (1978)
135 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the book by Ilias Venezis "The Number 31328", the film by Nikos Koundouros unfolds through the personal tragedies of three characters, the Asia Minor Disaster and the agonizing ... See full summary »
29. Brides (2004)
128 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS KING ALEXANDER, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband, in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage.
31. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)
TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.
32. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Votes: 265,369 | Gross: $106.58M
33. Hercules (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
Votes: 138,158 | Gross: $72.69M
34. Days of 36 (1972)
105 min | Drama, History
It is 1936 in Greece, shortly before the Metaxas' dictatorship. A former drug trafficker and police informer, Sofianos, is in prison because of the assassination of a trade unionist during ... See full summary »
35. Little England (2013)
Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Romance
One home, one secret, one man, two sisters. The 20 year old Orsa is madly in love with the lieutenant Spyros Maltabes. As a closed character she won't reveal her secret to anyone. Her ... See full summary »
36. God Loves Caviar (2012)
TV-14 | 101 min | Adventure, Biography, History
God Loves Caviar is the compelling story of IOANNIS VARVAKIS, and his journey from humble Greek pirate to international caviar millionaire, with the ear of Catherine the Great of Russia. ... See full summary »
37. Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Unrated | 176 min | Drama, War
An exiled filmmaker finally returns to his home country where former mysteries and afflictions of his early life come back to haunt him once more.
Votes: 5,637 | Gross: $0.04M
39. I megali stigmi tou '21: Papaflessas (1971)
130 min | Adventure, Biography, History
Under the Ottomans' reign of terror in early-1820s Greece, Papaflessas played a key role in the nation's uprising to gain its independence, until his heroic fall against the tyrants' brutal multitudes, on May 20, 1825.
40. Bouboulina (1959)
84 min | Adventure, Biography, History
The life and action of Laskarina Bouboulina. Captain Lascarina decides to organize the revolution in Spetses and to participate herself, despite her double widowhood. In the struggle for ... See full summary »
41. Alexander the Great (1980)
210 min | Drama, History
Based on some historical events, the film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a Greek historical hero serving as a metaphor for Greece herself. Based on a circular ... See full summary »
42. Escape to Athena (1979)
PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A World War II adventure, involving a group of Allied P.O.W.s, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery, and a secret German rocket base.
PG | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.
Votes: 166,556 | Gross: $88.76M
44. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters, to find the mythical Golden Fleece, all the while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Votes: 103,264 | Gross: $68.56M